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Topic: STEAM ROOM FOR ANGER

Forum: Mental Health: Because Cancer Doesn't Just Affect Your Breasts —

Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around anxiety, depression & other emotional effects.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2015 12:21PM - edited Aug 2, 2017 01:46AM by sas-schatzi

sas-schatzi wrote:

This thread is meant to be for RANTS and RANTING. Then Rant again. We need a place to simply get rid of the anger. Write it here. Unleash it all. Get it out. This isn't meant for the Stupid comments(great thread). This is for the gut wrenching, tell them off anger.

IMPORTANT: When done ranting don't necessarily stick around. Toxic. Drop the rant and find a better thread.

Only rules: Please, follow them as the Mods will shut it down in a heartbeat( waving Mods)

1. Be careful to not mention docs, nurses, hospitals by name. Defamation and all that tedious legal stuff

2. If it's caused by someone on BCO, just don't mention their name. I think the exception will be if someone is stalking you, blow their anonymity wide open. A stalker doesn't deserve politeness.

3. If you think the rant is about you, let it go, they're no names. Don't take it personal. This is the steam room.

4. If they're is a fight, don't expect the Mods to moderate, it was your choice to come here.

5. After writing a rant, do nothing more, re-read at a future time. Decide if it's important enough for you to cut and paste the rant to whomever caused you the anger. It's a choice. Sometimes it needs to be done, but remember they're can be fall out.

6. ######## pound those keys, SCREAM(caps), J*&R$WSDF&(swear)

7. Religion and politics discussion should go to those topical threads. IF their is something that impacts cancer, it belongs here.

I will revise topic box as needed-sassy

For puking and the color works pukeewogh

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Jul 26, 2015 01:52PM sas-schatzi wrote:

I have permission from TresJ to repost this. Hope I don't get banned. This is the most classic post I have seen. She followed up to say that it shut them up.

5 hours ago , edited 5 hours ago by Tresjoli2

I am on taxol and while my hair has thinned, and I cut it short...halfway through treatment I still have plenty of hair to not need to cover my head. If I get one more " but you still have hair" "or are you really on chemo I don't believe it" I'll scream. Ive resorted to running my fingers through my hair and dropping a chunk in front of the persons face to get them to shut up.



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Jul 26, 2015 08:45PM Jumpship wrote:

Went out to get a sports bra today. I'm a 32 inch rib cage. I went to 4 running stores. Not a single bra fit. Seriously! And I've gone down 5 cups sizes. What-only skinny a and b cups get to run? It made me mad when I was an H and I'm still fuming as a C!

Negative for 16 of 17 gene markers. Positive for NBN-marker of unknown significance. Dx 7/2/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 9/29/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 11/20/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/20/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jul 26, 2015 09:06PM Smaarty wrote:

mini, try one of these, Bali Women's Comfort Revolution Wirefree Bra. Amazon has them for half off from Kohls prices. Has back hooks, very comfy and keep the girls firmly in place. I get the x-large, I'm basically a c cup, 34 rib cage. (I think there's a wire version too)

Dx 4/29/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 5/31/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Surgery 10/28/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 2/3/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/5/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/24/2017
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Jul 26, 2015 10:03PM queenmomcat wrote:

Bleep: sports bra sizing. I'm a 40 band, and gave up on finding anything more supportive than the shelf bra in my swimsuit years ago. I predict a multi-paragraph fulmination about bras coming up when I start radiation

Dx 5/27/2015, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/7/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 9/1/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/10/2015 Reconstruction (left)
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Jul 26, 2015 11:28PM ddfair wrote:

Sas,

Is it ok to vomit in the steam room ?Because my coworker is about to make me puke !

De

Hope keeps you stuck. Give up, and move on. Surgery Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
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Jul 26, 2015 11:53PM Jumpship wrote:

Thanks Smarty! Found a 42 at Lane Bryant.

Negative for 16 of 17 gene markers. Positive for NBN-marker of unknown significance. Dx 7/2/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 9/29/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 11/20/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/20/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jul 27, 2015 12:52AM sas-schatzi wrote:

De let me get the bucket. What did she do?

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Jul 27, 2015 02:06AM Meow13 wrote:

you can use the pink puke bucket a friend of mine gave me.

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Jul 27, 2015 03:14PM justmaximom15 wrote:

sas-schatzi

Sorry for such a delay in response. My after chemo weekends are pretty much spent doing nothing and napping all weekend. I should have said MMJ - Medical Marijuana. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against it but it really irritates me for someone who isn't going through this to insinuate that if they got the diagnosis they would refuse all conventional treatment and move to a MMJ state.

As for the COBRA info, yes please share and I'll be happy to answer any questions.

Dx 3/9/2015, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/4/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 6/10/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/27/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 27, 2015 03:23PM sas-schatzi wrote:

Thanks, JMM LOL Look at your initials

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Jul 27, 2015 05:14PM ddfair wrote:

OK ladies get your pink puke buckets ready, we don't want to make a mess in the steam room.

To my attention whore coworker who had a NON CANCEROUS tumor removed: 

Do you really think the entire staff needs weekly email updates on your progress?

Have you ever heard of using private email for personal stuff instead our office email system? Especially since you are also posting multiple times everyday on Facebook.

Did you forget that we have a coworker who has been dealing with serious cancer for over a year now?

Did you forget that we have coworkers with family members with stage4 cancer?

Wasn't it enough that we had a bake sale for you?

Wasn't it enough that we took dinners to your family?

Did you notice that our coworker fighting cancer doesn't have to be the center of attention every day?

Has it ever occurred to you that you are NOT the center of the universe? 

 

 

 

Hope keeps you stuck. Give up, and move on. Surgery Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
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Jul 27, 2015 05:49PM sas-schatzi wrote:

What does Human Resources say about this?

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Jul 27, 2015 06:40PM YJ2012 wrote:

My rant today is I feel disconnected from everything . Yet I have always these deadlines to meet, clients to please to have pay check coming in Weeks are passing by and but I constantly feel I am stuck in a twlight zone. This diagnosis made me lose some close friends, as they were not up for supporting like a true friends should, so I am alone with no one to share my fears. I have to put brave face for family and friends and pretend that everything is OK. Sometimes I end up buying into everything is OK part as well , then it hits me nothing is OK , I am just a shell of person I use to be. However fake I realize my relations were , I want them back. I really don't know how to move forward with this new norm , I feel alone for most part..

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Jul 27, 2015 07:11PM - edited Jul 28, 2015 08:18PM by farmerjo

YJ2012 -

Ditto here. I lost friends AND a sister when diagnosed. My sister...I cut her off because she handed me the scissors.

I feel like a recluse. I am NOT the same person. I think it's more of a medication (letrozole) side effect because that's when it started.

Everyone acts like it's ok but it's not. I tried to talk to my daughter about it and she automatically assumed I was depressed. I am not depressed; I'm just tired. I have periods of sadness, and that's normal under the circumstances.

This is our new normal and NO ONE will understand unless they've gone thru it. It won't change and I have accepted that.

I want to ask everyone how they would handle this situation: I have dealt with MANY "Did they get it all" comments, but how to handle a gesture? I was at lunch with a few co-workers and my manager asked how I was doing. I said that I needed a revision in the fall for fat-grafting and an exchange. As I said this I subconsciously placed my right hand at the TOP of my breast, by my collarbone. One of my co-workers looked at another and rolled her eyes. She doesn't know I saw. Now I won't acknowledge her when I see her. How would you handle this moving forward?

ATM gene mutation, Lynch Syndrome, On HRT for 17 years at dx. Oncotype 19, MammaPrint high-risk. Ki67 29.1% ER 90% PR 5% False-negative sentinel node biopsy Dx 1/26/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/13/2015, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 2/13/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 4/13/2015 Femara (letrozole) Dx 5/31/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/17/2016 Lymph node removal: Left Chemotherapy 8/1/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 12/21/2016 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 1/18/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Jul 27, 2015 10:14PM JJOntario wrote:

A rant about Tamoxifen causing wicked pms that I'm afraid I'm driving my DH away but I'm so friggen angry that I went back to work and we are moving again on Saturday...with a house DH loves. He is so really inconsiderate and I'm so really tired of following his plans. Who the frig puts their house up for sale while your wife is in the middle of radiation. I'm tired of looking good and people saying that you don't look tired. I'm tired of being stressed and wondering in that tiny corner of my mind if the constant craziness of the past 2yrs somehow brought this on? However irrational that might be....I'm sick of what the past year has done to me and to some degree my marriage. How can anyone call this just a bump?

47yrs old. Oncotype Score 16. 43 at dx - existing implants. Basal cell carcinoma-2019 Surgery 11/30/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 12/1/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/7/2014 Lumpectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 1/28/2015 Radiation Therapy 3/28/2015
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Jul 27, 2015 11:40PM kittysister wrote:

Turn up the heat and pass the pink puke bucket, please .. to my facebook friend who was freaked out that you might possibly have a lump that would require a big surgery and you didn't know what you would do, how you would handle it, etc. etc. etc. post after post .. guess what .. your mammogram was clear and you didn't have to even have scans, biopsies or anything else .. which, I am happy for you .. really .. but I wish you wouldn't keep posting the pink ribbon pictures and "liking" everything about BC that comes your way. You really are over-doing it, especially since you don't know squat about it. I can't (not) wait for October. I may have to stay off of facebook that month. Maybe the pink ribbon is pretty and cute to you, since you were free and clear, but not to me .. I find it offensive. Yeah.

I too feel isolated .. maybe it's partly because of people like you .. and I am tired .. so tired. What I wouldn't give for a good day when I don't hurt anywhere or always have the C word on my mind. I want to be normal again, so much. I want my energy back. I want to go, do, be me again. And even if I can't have all of my energy back, I would at least like to have SOME energy. This is for the birds!

To whichever medical professional told me ( can't remember which, I've seen so many ) told me I may have cracked ribs in the future because of rads, I think you may be on to something there. I haven't gotten a cracked dx yet, but they sure by God ache like crazy and it's getting impossible to stand wearing even a stretchy bra for over a couple of hours.

Speaking of bras .. who in the world decided that they all have to be so hot and full of spandex now .. that's what hurts my ribs. Yes, I've bought bigger sizes, but as my breast swells during the day, they end up too tight anyway, right along my scar line and ribs. And they roll up at the bottom .. what the heck is that all about. And .. who decides which is an XL and which is a 1X .. I've compared them by holding them together and there really isn't much difference in the size as far as the width at the bottom. Wearing a wire bra like I used to is out of the question and I have to have stretchy because of the swelling. The Genie ones won't do for me. They may have worked out when I was 20. What's a well endowed girl like me to do!




Dx 8/4/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 28, 2015 01:09AM - edited Feb 8, 2018 05:33AM by Meow13

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Jul 28, 2015 11:16AM kittysister wrote:

No, I haven't tried the Coobie one. I've tried Bali and some of the cheaper ones at WalMart. The pink bucket is very fitting!

Dx 8/4/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 28, 2015 01:46PM sas-schatzi wrote:

Look in the topic box. it's perfect     Thank you Meow :) sassy

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Jul 28, 2015 02:24PM tangandchris wrote:

Jilly-to your co-worker that rolled her eyes...I'm so angry about this for you!! I have gotten a vibe from some of my co-workers that they are rolling their eyes at me too and while I think at times I'm too sensitive, I wouldn't be surprised if they were. ugggg I hate mean girls at any age.

My reconstruction with TE's failed...had them removed because of infection. I am still unsure of if or when I will try again. Dx 10/24/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/23/2013 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/13/2014 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 10/2020, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 12/10/2020 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Kisqali
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Jul 28, 2015 02:33PM kittysister wrote:

Jilly, I'm guessing it isn't you .. it's them. Those that have never had BC or weren't close to a loved one who had it can never understand.

SAS .. I noticed!

Dx 8/4/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 28, 2015 02:34PM kittysister wrote:

Tang, same as your circumstances, too. I never cared for eye rolls anyway.

Scared

Dx 8/4/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 28, 2015 02:48PM - edited Jul 28, 2015 02:50PM by shorfi

I am sitting at my desk, so drained emotionally because of this cancer crap. Had it twice in 2004 and 2013. Second time diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. Now I am really living on the edge. Everyone thinks it's over, but I sit here waiting for the other shoe to drop. I am fat, tired and suffer from severe spinal stenosis, which leaves me helpless because I can no longer walk about like I used to. I am only 60 years old...at least that is not too old, but my quality of life sucks. I am tired of smiling and reassuring others that I am fine. I want to scream and cry until somebody understands me. I want to be "normal" again!!! Those days are over. Every ache and pain I get I swear it's coming back AGAIN. I am so tired of living like this. I do have good times, but in the back of my mind I am afraid.

Wish I could wake up and not feel any pain, tight breasts like a million rubber bands are around my chest, fat as ever. I have never been this heavy in all my life. I eat junk food, and it satisfies me for the moment, then I feel like crying afterwards. I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I wish the old me were back SickTiredAnd to put the icing on the cake, now I have a mild case of lymphedema. I'm DONE :(

Dx 8/31/2004, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 6/19/2013, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 8/1/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC)
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Jul 28, 2015 10:02PM letranger wrote:

Ok. here I go. I'm new, but this steam has built up and I'm ready to vent. Only 2 and a half years ago I was enjoying being a new mom, excelling at my job, and just loving life. A month after my 40th bday I get a f@53d! up gift called breast cancer. I don't usually swear but this steam room seems to bring it out in me!!! Anyways, how is this fair?!?!?! I lose my breasts - Okay take them both - I lose my hair, I lose my self-confidence, I lose ME!!!!!!!!!! But more importantly, I lose TIME with my only child. The one I waited for years! Seriously, already broke up with God, how many times are we going to break up. Losing faith. Losing hope. Oh, did I mention I also have brain mets! Really, I don't just need one, give me 11 lesions!!!! I just want to be with my son and watch him grow up! He's only 4! He needs me! Our children need US! I'm not asking to win the freaking lottery. An average life is all I ever wanted. All I think about is his life without me. Ok, tears flowing. Signing off.

(BTW thank you to the person who created this room.)

Live what you love. Dx 6/2013, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 7/19/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 9/1/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/14/2013 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Radiation Therapy 2/28/2014 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 11/2014, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 12/6/2014 External: Brain Targeted Therapy 1/17/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/2/2015 Nerlynx Chemotherapy 8/3/2015 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Jul 29, 2015 01:07AM SuzyBlue wrote:

letranger, I'm so sorry that you are having to go through this, there is nothing I can say that will make you feel better, the truth is it sucks! Life has dealt you and your son a crappy deal. You are not alone, we are all here to help and support you. Feel free to come here to let loose those emotions that other people may not understand as well as we do. Big hugs to you

Dx 12/21/2011, DCIS, 5cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes
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Jul 29, 2015 11:36AM Beachbum1023 wrote:

Shingles anyone? I scheduled my appointment to get the vaccine just in case. Two weeks before that appointment, I end up in the ER with shingles. Yikes! Sucked big time, and the pain is unreal. No joke. And I have the uncommon side effects from it, my whole side is numb. Nice but at least the whole damn side is numb now, it just connects to my chest wall and armpit. Barf..............


My MO insisted on the flu vaccine, insisted on the pneumonia vaccine, insisted on the updated tetanus vaccine. So if BC patients are high risk for shingles, why didn't she ever mention it, or insist on the shingles vaccine?? WTF? I found it on Google..................but shingles found me first. Ask your MO about this sucky side effect, you don't want it! And the good news, I can't have the vaccine for at least 12 months since it is live and I have a compromised immune system. Bite me!


NO END IN SIGHT, EVER! SO THIS IS OUR NEW NORMAL, IT BLOWS!

Beachbum - AIN'T NO 5! Dx 7/15/2014, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/18/2014 AC Chemotherapy 10/13/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 12/14/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/26/2014, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 1/25/2015 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jul 29, 2015 12:39PM Jennie93 wrote:

shorfi, letranger, and Beachbum, I have tears in my eyes right now for all of you, all of us. It just sucks, it's not fair, and life just doesn't seem worth the effort sometimes. Somehow we keep on keepin on, but it's so hard. Vent all you want, this is the place. Maybe there's nothing we can do to help but we all understand, we get it, we are crying and screaming along with you.



49 at dx. Found on routine mammogram. Complications: cording, truncal LE. Dx 8/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/5/2012 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/16/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/24/2013 Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 5/22/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 30, 2015 12:30AM mebmarj wrote:

It's been a while, thanks for the steam room, I really need to purge.

To all the people who told me at age 32- "you're too young, I'm sure it's nothing"- and then it wasn't, nice big junk punch for you and that's been since 2003 so they'll not see it coming.

To all the people in 2011 who said, after a new dx at age 39, BMX and hyst- "now you can get some free big ones"- my friends and I here would love to wrap your torso in Saran Wrap, then duct tape it thoroughly and see how comfortably sexy you are feeling tight, short of breath at times, without your nipples or ability to feel your SO's touch. (Saving post hyst and on AIs undercarriage conversation for another time.)

To the people who said "did they get it all?"- please feel free to check. Oh does that make YOU uncomfortable? Huh, well better check yourself then. Because NO IT DOES NOT RUN IN MY FAMILY!!!

Had some surgery last week to correct symmastia and muscle damage, so I'm just a bit cranky with shingles as an added bonus right now. But my most favorite dumb comment lately is, wait this is a good one and I have to set it up. So I'm in outpatient recovery, dosed with dilaudid- can't keep eyes open longer than 10 seconds, haven't urinated either and the nurse keeps asking me, "do you think you're ready to go home yet?" To you sweetheart, I would love to see your eye dr and tell him to see you quick, cause honey you must need some new glasses.

I have a very short wick these days. Have to see a new onc soon and that has me just thrilled as well.

Pass me another towel please?

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Jul 30, 2015 12:34AM letranger wrote:

thanks suzyblue and jenny93! I feel better today. Maybe I really needed to blow off some stream! It worked!

Live what you love. Dx 6/2013, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 7/19/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 9/1/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/14/2013 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Radiation Therapy 2/28/2014 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 11/2014, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 12/6/2014 External: Brain Targeted Therapy 1/17/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/2/2015 Nerlynx Chemotherapy 8/3/2015 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Jul 30, 2015 01:24PM PoppyK wrote:

I used to be fearless, now I know what fear truly is.

When my babies were born, I prayed to God for my babies. The only thing I asked for myself was that God allow me to raise them, be with them until they grew up. My first thought when diagnosed with BC was that God was going to let me see my boys grow up, but then the cancer would kill me. I still think this. My youngest is only 12.

To the frickin' eye rolling mean girls: So sorry our disease is inconvenient for you! Your reaction says a lot about your character.

If I see anyone rolling their eyes about me, I call them on it. In front of anyone. I say in a voice loud enough for all who saw the eye roll to hear, "Why did you roll your eyes in response to my comment?" I want them to know I am aware. If you are tired of hearing about it, I'm even more tired of living with it.

Poppy Dx 5/20/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 9/23/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/28/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/10/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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